Monday, 6 January 2014

Eggless Glossy Lemon Cake

This cake has a unique tangy flavor and a very soft and spongy texture. The glossy lemon icing on the top adds on to the tangy flavor. I recently came across this recipe in and made it when we had guests at home and it was a super hit ! It is better to make the cake the previous night before serving, so that the icing softens and forms a perfect smooth texture.

Dry Ingredients:
  • Maida – 1 ¾ cups
  • Baking soda – 1 Tsp
  • Baking powder – 2 Tsp
Wet Ingredients:
  • Unsalted Butter – 1/2 cup, at room temperature
  • Granulated sugar –1/2 cup
  • Yogurt – 1 ¼ cups
  • Fresh Lemon juice – 3 Tbsp
  • Lemon zest – from 1 lemon

For Icing:
  • Powdered sugar (icing sugar) – 1 cup
  • Fresh Lemon juice – 2 Tbsp

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C for at least 10 minutes
  2. Grease a can pan of your choise and keep it aside
  3. Sift together maida, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl
  4. Take the soften butter(in room temperature) in bowl. Beat it till light with stand/hand mixer or by hand with wire whisk. If you are beating it with hand in a wire whisk then make sure to beat it very well till you get a creamy texture
  5. Add the sugar and continue to beat till the sugar dissolves and the mixture is smooth and fluffy
  6. Add yogurt and beat it till it is mixed well
  7. Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix it well
  8. Add the flour mixture in parts and bet till is incorporated but do not over mix it
  9. Pour batter in the greased cake pan. Lightly tap the pan to remove any air bubbles
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or a toothpick/knife inserted in middle of cake will come out clean. Mine was done in 30 minutes
  11. Let it cool for a while and then remove the cake from the pan and cool it on a wire rack

Prepare Icing:
  1. Sift powdered sugar in a bowl
  2. Add lemon juice and stir until you get thick glossy texture
  3. Add more lemon juice and sugar as required so that the icing has a smooth and running flow
  4. Once the cake is completely cooled, pour the icing on top of the cake and spread it, it can also drop on the sides of the cake
  5. Make sure to prepare the icing only after the cake is cooled, else the icing will harden
  6. After the icing is done, let the cake cool for a few hours or even better, overnight and then serve
  7. Enjoy the super soft and spongy glossy lemon cake :)

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